Our Purpose

To unlock the full potential of women in the Workers’ Compensation industry.

Our history

The Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation was formed in 2016 when two women’s organizations (Women in Workers’ Compensation and the Women Executives in Workers’ Compensation) merged to create a single entity.

Our core values

Engage with accomplished
industry professionals and
build lasting relationships.

Explore opportunities
and challenges facing women
leaders today.

Enrich their knowledge base
with tactical insights from
speakers and panelists.

Encounter senior executives’
perspectives on leadership.

Examine leadership strategies and
how to effectively apply
the strategies.

Empower ourselves
to achieve success and
groundbreaking results.

What makes us special

OUR VISION:
An industry positively impacted by women who are equitably represented, developed, and retained.

OUR MISSION:
Inspiring the industry to invest in the development of women of diverse backgrounds and cultures through educational experiences, intentional support, and collaborative relationships.

WHO WE ARE:
We are a unique organization that brings together an entire industry to work together for the common good. Our goal of inclusivity is manifested in our encouragement of men and women alike to participate in the organization to work side-by-side for the advancement of women and for the betterment of the industry overall.

The Alliance is inclusive of all professionals in workers’ compensation, regardless of career stage, with the belief that we can all learn from and support each other. The organization is funded by companies in the workers’ compensation industry who support the organization’s mission.

Events held by the Alliance provide great opportunities for personal networking, but are not designed as venues to market a particular company or product. We are grateful to our sponsors and the branding opportunities that we provide to their companies, but direct marketing of the group’s members is not permitted.

Our goals

Open a dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for women in the workplace.


Discuss overall challenges faced by employers serving the workers’ compensation market.


Provide camaraderie and opportunities for women wishing to expand their professional network.

Our board

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President Kimberly George Global Head, Innovation + Product Development, Sedgwick
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Vice President Jennifer Ryon Chief Revenue Officer, ForzaCare
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Secretary Marijo Storment Chief Executive Officer, ForzaCare
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Treasurer Nicole Sauk Chief Financial Officer, Ametros
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Member at Large
Ambassador Program
Allison Scardino, MBA SVP of Sales, Allied Universal Insurance Claims Solutions
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Member at Large
Ambassador Program
Tracey Reid Chief Development Officer, Trinity Medical Management
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Member at Large
Sponsorship
Dionne Lacey-Artis SVP, Senior Executive of Sales, Optum
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Member at Large
Events
Julie Neil Senior Director Sales, P&C, Gradient AI
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Member at Large
Events
Laurie Frey Director, Risk Management, Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp.
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Member at Large
Analytics
Nicol Vargas Chief Financial Officer, Ringler
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Member at Large
Employer Advisory Council
Julie Layton Risk Management Segment Leader-Managing Director, Marsh
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Member at Large
DEI
Nina Smith President of Customer & Market Operations, Enlyte

Employer Advisory Council

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Tara Acton Director of Claims and Senior Corporate Counsel, Lumen
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Virginia Baba Senior Manager Claims, Risk Management, PetSmart, Inc.
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Nancy Strubler Director of Workers’ Compensation, National Express
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Janice Van Allen Risk Management
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Dawn Watkins Chief Risk Officer, Los Angeles United School District
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Dorina Hertner VP of Risk Management, EssilorLuxottica
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Noreen Olson, RN, MN, COHN-S, ARM Senior Manager, Claims, Starbucks Risk Management
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Ellen Osborn Head of Claims Management, GBS Insurance & Risk Management, North America
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Debra Levy Senior Director of Claims, McKesson Corporation
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Julia A. Hyett, MBA, BSN, RN Vice President of Finance, Novant Health, Inc.